Wayne Baize has been interested in art since his school days in Hamlin, Texas. His first private art teacher was Sarah McDonald, a friend of Frank Tenney Johnson. Today old classmates claim they still have sketches that he did back then. After high school graduation, Wayne set up a drawing table at Luskey’s Western Store in Abilene where he worked on portraits of people and horses. He is known for his ability to accurately portray the muscling and structure in horses.
In 1995 he was invited to become a member of the Cowboy Artists of America. Wayne Baize considers this to be the highest honor that he could obtain in his art career. Wayne’s studio is graced by art awards with he has received from around the country through the years. These include the silver medal award for drawings at the 1997 Cowboy Artist Show. In 2004, he was awarded the American Cowboy Culture Award.
Baize’s paintings and drawings have graced the covers of several horse and cattle magazines including The Quarter Horse Journal, Western Horseman, and the Texas Hereford.
Wayne’s work can be viewed at his studio near Fort Davis, Texas,
Midland Gallery in Midland Texas; and Trailside Galleries in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
He shows annually with the Cowboy Artists of America at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and at the Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyoming.